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Someone's about to take a dip.
'Broadchurch
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BBC AMERICA
presents
evi sion
is the antithesis of quil small town, turning ideal-
" Originally up for istic neighborhood intimacy into
Spector, Miller was something ominous and threat-
usly thrown aside ening.
te-crashing Hardy. Startlingly gritty, the series
claim seniority over refuses to shy away from the
is a constant push- realties of emotion. Going far-
n the two leads, ther than even "The Killing,"
nging tension. The each compact episode will twist
between Coleman up your insides with an expert
is flawless as their hand. More than anything,
onship clashes at "Broadchurch" feels real, from a
rn in the case. grieving mother to a small town
ry of Danny's mur- reporter intent on his big break
ll eight episodes, to a worrisome reverend. The
tors and the view- town is miles away from ideal,
ort through every which only makes it that more
'ed herring. Sharp, believable.
ogue prevents the Enough waxing poetic. Why
eeling leaden with should you watch this series?
ad, each episode Far from "hate-watching," re-
character study, as run fueled obscurity or endless
re and more locals second-rate murder mysteries,
Broadchurch's col- "Broadchurch" is a metaphori-
cion. Even Danny's cal palate cleanser before the
nd Ellie's son, Tom craziness of pilot season. Per-
n, "Mr Selfridge"), fectly composed, the series will
letes text messag- remind you of what TV can be
idedly shifty eyes. when it stops trying so hard.
h" deftly handles And come on, it's David Ten-
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By KELLY ETZ ary, proof of the near-immediate
Daily Arts Writer popularity of the series.
Some of the insta-love can
tight plotting to deft be attributed to "Doctor Who"-
there's nothing unneces- favorite David Tennant (floppy-
out "Broadchurch." It's haired and perfectly scruffy) as
e bones detective inspector Alec Hardy.
TV can A Tennant is wonderfully self-
CGI, no restrained here, proving his act-
camera- Broadchurch ing ability is hardly one-note.
no extra Hardy is as suspicious as any
"Broad- Season One local, popping pills (just what are
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he love Wednesdays with a pretty self-destructive
f Poirot at10 p.m. personality. As an out-of-town-
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weird?) BBC America unknown crashing into the tiny
ghtfully hamlet of Broadchurch when he
aed and arrives to investigate the mur-
tingly British. If you're der of an 11-year-old boy, Daniel
atching, you're missing (Oskar McNamara, "Anna Kar-
ing fantastic. enina").
eight-part series, cre- Dueling Hardy at every turn,
Chris Chibnall ("Torch- local Detective Sergeant Ellie
concluded back in April Miller (Olivia Coleman, "The

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week after Yeezus judged based on the status
dropped and the music of the individual, or strictly
.world at large went cuck- how it approaches a music
Kanye, Pitchfork sat down scene. That's like if I reviewed
few of the hip-hop heavy- J.K. Rowling's "The Casual
's col- Vacancy," a rather lukewarm
ors novel: "But can't you see how
the incredible it is that J.K. Rowl-
lease. ing is putting out an adult novel
in today's literary world?" Not
d of really - until you give me some-
heavy thing I can hang my hat on,
u'd those intangibles shouldn't have
to be ELLIOT a say in the equation.
ted, ALPERN Now, like I stated before,
ro- I really do like Yeezus as an
Travi$ album. "Blood On The Leaves"
ffered is magnificent in its grandeur,
irly transcendental quote and a number of other tracks
he G.O.O.D. Music crew: ("Hold My Liquor," "Send It
ways undermine the com- Up," "Black Skinhead") are
." repeatedly pumping through
ays? my car speakers. But, then, we
k, I consider myself one inevitably get to tracks like "I
ye's countless listeners Am A God."
ve all seven of his studio Again, I'd.like to profess that
s (if you count Watch the I've listened to the song enough
which is close enough), to know, at least, that the hook/
got Yeezus the first day I title "I Am A God" isn't purely
end had probably played literal (though I'm sure it didn't
h it three or four times pain Yeezy much to pen a song
hittingthe mattress that by that name). The first half of
In short, I really do think the song actually touches on
West is a special musical this, if not to assert the lack of
one of those ahead-of- sacrilege when he compares
ime-type deals. He is, himself to Jesus in the latter
ately, an artist. verse - but I digress. One of the
I think we need to keep most distinguishing features of
ings separate about the song is the very recogniz-
Yes, he is a fantastic able triplet of screams after the
an. But he is absolutely hook, something that happens
nercent, profit-driven twice.
mogul. West is not, as I don't want to simplify the
um seems to suggest a issue, but I've noticed some-
nes, the newest coming thing about this particular part
kind's spiritual/societal of the song: The way people
react to it tends to tell me what
ck you and your cor- kind of Kanye fan they really
n / Yall niggas can't are. Most seem to mirror my
I me," Kanye raps on own actions, either by hitting
Slaves," and the crowd fast-forward or just changing
ild. And then, the crowd the song, but every now and
anye's fashion offerings, again I run into an audiophile
ng a plain white cotton or a Kanye fanatic who tells
clocking in at a cool me how much they enjoy those
on't worry, it already screams, how "primal" and
it within a day of being "raw" and "untamable" they
). It's cool - Yeezy still are.
Fuck you and your cor- Not to be the analogy man,
en" felted baseball cap for but this reminds me of those
you really feel like treat- indie music writers who praise
erself. the experimental fringe of their
genre. "What, man, you don't
like two sheets of corrugated
metal scraped against each
fn you really other for four minutes? But it
p about the sounds soprimalman,soraw."
That's fne - I genuinely
d when your believe that these people, for
whatever reason, really enjoy
t costs $1952 their screams. But can't we con-
sider the viewpoint that, maybe,
Kanye just got really high and
decided to scream a bunch on
nowledge that Kanye his new album'cause he had
en close to the first music nothing better to do? It's like
ilty of the same kind of Pootie-Tang's chart-topping
isy - preaching to the album of pure silence - are we
vhile passing around that simply here to just listen, and
ated collection plate. But then dissect everything to its
please just stop worship- core like it really has some mote
e guy? of meaning?
king at his latest release, No, it's not that simple. Kanye
is a pretty solid album, is, legitimately, a musical savant
ng a few of Kanye's best, if not a genius, and his albums
reative hits in a while. deservedly get more hype (and
ace yourselves - it's not controversy) than almost any
t. Probably not even best other artist in the field. But I'm
ear. just tired of the over-reverence.
can't you see how I guess I'll just have to wait
ible it is that he's releas- until YeezusPartII.

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